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New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
505-841-2800
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Ranked #19 of 124 Attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid displays including dinosaur models, ice-age cave replicas, a naturalist center and a walk-through volcano.

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Clemson
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

A nice mid-size museum. It takes minimally an hour and a half to walk through, more if you have children. Do also take the time to walk the trail along the outside of the building as it gives a glimpse of the geology and plant life of the different regions of New Mexico. A caution though, this museum like most... More

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Templeton, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

What a well laid out facility with some great displays, exhibits and interactive opportunities. We never felt crowded or rushed even though the place was swarming with children.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews 93 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed this museum so much a few years back, that we went again. It has excellent displays that explain things very clearly. Although it is mostly at an adult level, the displays can be fun for younger children, especially the dinosaur items. If you have a few hours to spend with family, this may be the place for you.

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Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The dinosaur displays were really great! So was the exhibit on technology! I thought the space exhibit was a little underwhelming, but they still had good displays.

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Augusta, GA
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268 attraction reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The dinosaur exhibit was pretty good, but we loved the computer exhibit. We also enjoyed Jeruselum at the 3D theatre in the museum. It was close to the Art Museum and across the street from a very nice park. A nice way to spend a quiet afternoon.

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Rio Rancho
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This museum has so much to offer. From the giant dinosaurs to the naturalist center and the amazing show, First Friday Fractals, for the math nerd in all of us. Took my Grandson to the museum to see the dinosaurs and while I was in awe, he loved the bug collection in the naturalist center. It was a great educational... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have amazing exhibits and one of the best Natural History museums in the U.S. Lots of dinosaur bones and info about some bones that were found here in New Mexico. I have been there many times with grandchildren - they love it! The dinomax is great!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Whether you are looking for dinosaurs or fabulous gems, science games or a visit to the Planetarium, you'll love the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. When I was teaching this was an annual event for all students and they loved it! So did my own children and my husband and I still love to visit on our... More

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Incline Village, NV
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The museum is conveniently located near old town. I spent and afternoon here. Very well designed exhibits. Nice section on the history of hi-tech in Albuquerque. I hadn't realized that Microsoft was founded here. Other exhibits on dinosaurs and climate history.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

There were a LOT of dinosaurs and nice exhibits, however, we were extremely disappointed in the presentation of evolution as fact. We believe in an intelligent creation view, and this pretty much ruined our museum experience.

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